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5.0 out of 5 stars yay!
I live in the UK and when I heard the Zim DVD was being released I squealed with joy... only to discover that it was only being released Region 1 and that a Region 2 release was not intended.
Being such a huge Zim fan I ended up buying a multi-region DVD player JUST for this dvd - and I wasn't disappointed. The picture quality is fantastic (plus theres no Nick...
Published on July 9 2004 by Claire
3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone! dont be fooled!
Everyone! dont be fooled by the fancy words! this is not the first invader zim DVD collection promised! and certainly not the last, i have baught two invader zim collections being when they arrive at my home, both of them were bootleg, BOOTLEG! promising an invader zim DVD with a name such as that is a little Far Fetched, especially with as little information given. all...
Published on Mar 29 2004
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars yay!,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)I live in the UK and when I heard the Zim DVD was being released I squealed with joy... only to discover that it was only being released Region 1 and that a Region 2 release was not intended.
Being such a huge Zim fan I ended up buying a multi-region DVD player JUST for this dvd - and I wasn't disappointed. The picture quality is fantastic (plus theres no Nick watermark, hazzah!) as well as the sound. I recommend watching the episodes with the commentary turned on - I spent half the time giggling with them on!
If you're a Zim fan this is well worth getting - if you haven't seen the show I recommend downloading an episode or two before you buy, a lot of people don't enjoy Jhonen's humour.
5.0 out of 5 stars About time...I had a mighty need for Zim!,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)After watching what episodes I could online, I was thrilled to see Invader Zim finally come out on DVD.
Features great animation, amazing voice acting and Jhonen's famous style of humor, which some may not get and which has been toned down for television.
GIR is my favourite.
If you are a fan of crazy and subtle humor, get this DVD. Totally worth it and you will want the next one, oh yes, you will!
5.0 out of 5 stars I wish there was more to come,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)The only thing I can say against Invader Zim is that it is now over. One of the best cartoons of the past decade. DVD = good.
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)I never even watched this show on Nickolodeon, but now that I think about it I wish I would have. This is a fantastic show. Though it is just another stupid cartoon show, there's a real point in this show. Who doesn't want to see an alien trying to take over Earth? The character's are classic, along with the episodes. The ideas for everything are so original.
The first time I watched it was when a friend came over, bringing the DVD to show me 1 or 2 episodes. I wound up watching all 4 hours of it right there. I was hooked after the first 5 minutes where you learn what the show is about.
Its cheap, original, and funny. What more could you want?
5.0 out of 5 stars Recipient of the Most Evilest Villian Award,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)Let's all sing the DOOM song! <insert about 50,000 dooms here>
Although I'm a fan of Jhonen Vasquez's "Johnny the Homicidal Maniac" comics, I never really gave Invader Zim a good look through. Then, through the miracle of DVD players, I was given a rather impressive introduction. Zim is one of the greatest cartoon villians ever: campier than Izma (Emporer's New Groove), more ruthless than the Decepticons (Transformers), more sex appeal than Skeletor (He-Man) and has a maniacal laughter that makes Darth Vader jealous. Zim is the over-zealous, ruthless super-space invader who has proven that he's just a little too battle-hungry for his own good.
I don't mean to be preaching to the choir, especially since Invader Zim has already developed a worthy cult following, but this series is dangerously addictive, with very original and cutting-edge humor. Zim's stories follow his espionage mission to Earth, where he tries to pass himself off as a grade-school human, while collecting data on Earth for the inevitable invasion by his home planet. However, even mad geniuses sometimes overlook the small details, like the fact that his own superiors sent him to Earth to get rid of him, after Zim decided to "quit" his exhile.
As Zim fruitlessly tries to prepare for the invasion of Earth, we watch his daily battles between him and his archnemisis, the sci-fi conspiracy-theorist geek, Dib and his apathetic computer-game playing sister. Zim will struggle to adjust to human nature while creating robotic parents for Parent-Teacher night at School, getting lost in the big city because of his moronic robot side-kick, harvesting human organs to disguise his alien physiology to daily battles with Dib.
While the cartoon is playful and highly stimulating, I can understand why Nickelodeon dropped it from their network. The humor is mix matched, sometimes appealing to a younger audience, but mostly to an older (and perhaps more deranged) one. Still, I do hope that somebody will wake up and realize such a masterpiece that Jhonen Vasquez has put together.
If you have read all of this review, then add Invader Zim to your shopping cart right away. With the steady downfall in entertainment (and the horrible recycling of most cartoon shows), I doubt we can expect anything as unique and entertaining to come out soon. BUY THIS NOW!
5.0 out of 5 stars A good movie a must have.,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)Now I don't usally like Nick's shows but this one was different. I saw a commerical for it I thought of another stupid nick show like Rocket Power or Rugrats. But when I tuned in I was amazed. I like the story line a lot. Then nick stopped making new episodes and then cancelled it. I was so sad then the Dvd came out. I loved the best friends episode and Nano Dib. This is a must for Invader Zim fans. But they could of came up with a better title than Doom Doom Doom. And I think that they should have told you why Invader Zim was cancelled.
5.0 out of 5 stars The perfect show on the almost perfect DVD,
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This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)I just got this 4 days ago at Wal-Mart for fifteen bucks, knowing that I would get my money's worth because it had the words "Invader ZIM" on the front. I am SO glad that Zim is finally available to watch without buying illegal bootleg DVDs (Which I never did) or getting digital cable (Gosh, Charter's a bunch of highway-robbing money meisers). Anyway, in Invader Zim, a little green Irken alien (named ZIM!) is sent to Planet Earth to "collect information," when his leaders just sent him there so he could die in space. He also recieves an adorable little robot made of trash named GIR (watch "Walk of Doom" and you'll see how cute he is), who loves tacos. When they land on Earth, the only person who knows that Zim is an alien, named Dib, tries to capture him in every episode and hilarity ensues.
I give this a 999,999,999 out of 10. If it had more bonus features, like stuff about the cast and a commentary on every episode, I would give it a billion out of ten. With a great cast (featuring The Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy's Richard Horvitz as Zim and Digimon's Melissa Fahn as Gaz, Dib's sister), funny humor, and great animation, "Invader ZIM: Doom Doom Doom" is great fun for anyone over the age of six.
4.0 out of 5 stars It's great, but.....,
This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)Being another of the multitudes of fans if Invader ZIM, I thought the basic content of this DVD was great, but I was a little mixed on the way the extra features were done. I loved listening to the audio commmentary, hearing little tidbits and learning secrets as to where ideas came from, why they chose certain scenes, and their criticsm on the looks of certain episodes. However, getting the extras to work was a little tricky. It looked like they started out taking the time to put the extras together the right way and then ran out of time and slapped the rest together. I did find the Irken subtitles kind of annoying, and the piggie commentary was VERY annoying. Besides that, who the heck decided on the cover art? I love ZIM's array of crazy expressions, but the cover has the most hideous drawing of him I've ever seen! It looks like someone stuck a high-power air hose in his mouth and cranked it past 11 on the dial....
5.0 out of 5 stars The pig belongs to all mankind,
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This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)Invader Zim is some kind of psychotic, surreal nightmare. Pretty much everything about the show is genius. The dark colors and music are the first things which strike me; go a little beyond that into the humor, and the total over-acting, and this show is a winner on all counts.
What I find hard to understand is not how Nick could have cancelled this show, but how they could have even aired this show in the first place?
Let's face it, Nick is ruled by Klasky/Csupo, and anything else that threatens that empire is doomed to fail (no pun intended). It was apparent to me, after three episodes, that Nick would probably not order more episodes, so I started to tape them. Now I'm glad this DVD came out. And so far, they've stripped out the Nick bug, which was on all aired episodes.
2.0 out of 5 stars Really Lousy...,
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This review is from: Invader Zim V1 (DVD)Unlike some Nicktoons, such as Ren & Stimpy and Rocko's Modern Life, this is one that certainly deserved an early demise. The strategy of this show's creators makes itself apparent very early on in the series(in the first episode)and never pulls its ugly, pulsating, blemish-laden face away from sight as it breathes its foul-smelling sulfrous breath through your nostrels. This program launches its rapid-fire humor at you like a sub-machine gun, showing little regard for whether the material is amusing or not(It rarely is) and the characters are not at all memorable or deep. This series has to have the most flat, two-dimensional(Please pardon the redundancy)characters that I've ever had the displeasure of viewing in a television series. Now that I've ripped the series to shreds(Hey, someone had to do it)I CAN say, begrudgingly, that the series made me laugh one in a while. Believe me, though, this collection is not even close to being worth its price tag. But hey, chances are if you're even reading this review, you already think that this series is the greatest achievement in animated humor since Looney Tunes...even though it's not.
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